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Coffee and Cramming: Cafes Around Kingston to Study In

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Graduate work can often be isolating; whether it’s long hours in the lab, in the library or in your home office pouring over books, experiment results or excel sheets. Sometimes a change in your work space is much needed and

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Strategies to Succeed in Moments of Failure

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Greetings fellow graduate students, I hope this blog post finds you well. Failure seems like a very scary word. For some, it can occur in personal, professional, social, and psychological life domains. For others, the fear of failure forces them

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Sexual Violence Awareness is Critical

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On November 22, 2017, Robyn Doolittle, a reporter for The Globe and Mail, gave a talk in McLaughlin Hall in JUDC as a part of Sexual Violence Awareness Week at Queen’s. Having done a nationally recognized investigative piece titled ‘Unfounded,’

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On Writing Productivity – Writing Among Others

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After years of going through the research stage of my PhD program, watching my cohorts graduate one by one, (feels like) I am alone. It has become difficult for me to stay motivated and focus on making progress in my

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Graduation and … Career!

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When I was in the second year of my master study, it was also my second year in Canada. During this time, I had realized that my lack of Canadian work experience would negatively impact my future job hunting (the

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Tech Tips: Making your life as a graduate student a little easier

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Classes are well underway, essays are due, tests needs to be marked and your own research still needs to get done somehow on top of that. How do you keep it all organized? It can be a difficult task to

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Make or Break? The Impact of Student-Supervisor Relationships on Graduate Learning

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Figure 1: A word cloud with the topics related to the student-supervisor relationship. The most visible terms are supervisor, student, discussion, and learning. (Majid, 2017b) “’Mentoring is best when it is free of pressure, and when it feels reciprocal’ (Cullingford,

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On Wearable Technology – TEDxQueensU and SGS Salon Event

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This year, TEDxQueensU has partnered with the Queen’s School of Graduate Studies (SGS) to organize a TEDx Salon event. The purpose of the Salon event is to showcase graduate student research and interests. The Salon event is described as a

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How Emotional Intelligence helps?

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Last week in her post, Vanessa talked about whether viewing intelligence as a fixed or malleable quality has a big difference in responding to academic failures. Like her, I am in favor of a more flexible theory about our intellectual

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How smart are you?

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People in graduate programs are accustomed to being the brightest in their undergraduate classes and experiencing academic success with greater ease than many of their peers. Graduate school is different; the formula is not as straightforward as reading the material

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